Saturday, 2 February 2013

Bhigwan Bird Watching Trip 2-Feb-2013

After first Bhigwan bird watching trip, I got another chance to visit the same place again after 14 days. Just to avoid almost same travel blog on Bhigwan trip, I’m posting few photographs and link to the original travel blog.
Click here for Bhigwan Bird Watching blog.

About Bhigwan Bird sanctuary:
           Bhigwan, a catchment area of Ujani Dam, is about 105 km from Pune on the Pune-Solapur highway (NH-9). An area of about 18000 hectares has been proposed as a sanctuary for migratory birds. The water catchment area is spread across around the town of Bhigwan. It is an amazing place to see wetland migratory birds like Bar-Headed Goose, Greater Flamingo, Ruddy Shelduck, many spices of ducks and many more birds.
           To reach Diksal village (near Bhigwan), the easy way is Pune – Hadapsar – Join Solapur highway – Drive your vehicle 100km from Pune on Highway – Do not use Bhigwan flyover – Take a left at Bhigwan square on the highway – Drive 3 to 3.5km – Take right for sanctuary. How to identify correct right turn is; you can spot water tank tower (yellow coloured) on that T junction at the left-hand side of the road. Otherwise, ask local villagers about Diksal / “where can we see Rohit bird (Marathi name of Greater Flamingo bird)?”

Travelers for this trip were me along with my 13 office colleagues 

Here are some photographs:

Thanks for reading this Travel Blog. 
Happy travelling.
Pritesh Kulkarni


  1. There are times in our lives where we all deserve to have a break. Most of us would love to go to different places in order to revel in the new atmosphere and discover many amazing things.


  2. Very nice photos of birds..
    Could you publish all birds photos with names and its speciality to identify..? It will be so helful for bird watching.

    1. you can check my other Blogs on Bhigwan. you will find all birds name and photo which i manage to click in Bhigwan area